Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Something Like Fate By Susane Colasanti Review


Lani and Erin are bonded for life. One thing that connects them is their fascination of fate. Lani wonders how much of our lives has already been decided and how much we can actually influence. Since the Unknown can unexpectedly change our lives forever, how much can we really control?

From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can't deny the intense connection they share. It feels like she's known him forever. She's not sure if he feels it, too. But it doesn't matter. Because Jason is Erin's boyfriend. Lani is determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than risk hurting her best friend.

How long can Lani keep running from the boy who might be her destiny?


Something like fate is about how Lani, our main character, falls in love with Jason who happens to be her best friend Erin's boyfriend.This is an awkward position for Lani. She admits to herself that she has a crush on Jason, but she knows he is off-limits. That is until Erin goes away one summer and Lani starts spending more time with Jason. As time goes on, Lani realizes that she and Jason could be soul mates. But would she betray her best friend just for ‘something like fate’? Especially if that best friend saved her life? Another character I like is Blake, the other friend of Lani who's so gay and I love him! He always says the truth even when it's not what you wanted to hear. He's a kind and true friend. 

I liked Lani, especially her many little quirks. I also appreciated her genuine kindness; her positivity makes for a breezy read that is a welcome break from many darker YA books. Jason's character is also put together well, and his role as a hero was never questionable. His feelings came off pretty well when they were revealed, and he and Lani’s relationship as a whole had the ‘summer love’ feeling that feels good to read about.


“The first thing we saw at the pet store was this scary white cat sitting on his own pedestal. He fluffed out his fur in a huff of attitude. His weird eyes were like lasers, way more expressive than human eyes. It felt like he could read my soul. His eyes were all, Yeah. I know you. I know everything you’re thinking. The cat was acting all exotic and important. Which I guess is what happens when you’re put on your own pedestal.” 

“Rien ne va arrĂȘter ma quĂȘte pour te trouver" No one will stop my quest to find you.”